Posts Tagged ‘potpourri’

Psephographic Hot Links

Sunday, 22 November 2020

Dance of the Rona, Shardcore (2020) from The Sounds of Covid-19 “NIH released the DNA sequence of Covid-19, so I decided to convert it into musical notes and hear what it sounds like.”
The excerpt is from the .midi file download, speed x2, and chopped down to six minutes. I like the uncut electromix version better.



[h/t Lucy Dynamite]


Stickybuddy.

Bite the Habanero.

I Don’t Look Good Naked Any More.

Something’s in the air over Moscow.

Prisencolinensinainciusol. [h/t Innocent B.]

Colorized jitterbuggery of “Hellzapoppin.

The first Ronald McDonald was Willard Scott.

A photo of mating weevils is available at FineArtAmerica.

Bulletproof Enterprise Jeffrey Epstein Air Freshener (1 Pack)

Nestlé Australia decided its “Red Skins” candy might offend some people so they renamed it “Red Ripper,” the nickname of serial killer Andrei Chikatilo.

Map of Pornhub search terms by state (for Election Week 2020).


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Preliographical Hot Links

Sunday, 15 November 2020

Filipino Box Spring Hog, Tom Waits (1999) Album: Mule VariationsIf you don’t know who Tom Waits is, I truly feel sorry for you. Redeem yourself by clicking on this.


From the Dept. of Rare Honesty:
I received a letter from USAA this week.

“Attached is a check for $53.12. This amount represents a refund for all finance charges and fees that should have been reimbursed, as well as interest of $50.22.”

Apparently, the amount “disputed” was $2.90. Assuming 7.5% compounded interest, it dates to 1980. No idea what I “disputed.”


Peckerholes.

Remembering Snooty.

Jon Rahm’s got a Jesus ball.

HUGE solar flare and more cool astrostuff.

This is extremely dangerous to our democracy.”

Spontaneous human combustion cases are rising.

Why over 100 Seattle police quit the force (in their own words).

Interview with David Kahn (author of The Code Breakers) on modern cryptography trends (2013).

In 1968, Bernd Boettger escaped from East Germany with a home-made submarine. [Related escape story here.]

Why I Hate Australians is a rant from 2006. It’s got over 1,200 comments; more are added daily.

[Top image: Ol’ Blue Boar weighs 500 pounds, is missing an eye, has razor sharp teeth, and is the meanest pig in the world.]


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Hot Links on the Road of Ruin

Sunday, 8 November 2020

I Love You For Seventy Mental Reasons, Red Ingle & the Natural Seven (1947). Video here.Ernest Jansen “Red” Ingle (1906 – 1965) was an American musician, singer and songwriter, arranger, cartoonist and caricaturist. He is best known for his comedy records with Spike Jones and later as Red Ingle and The Natural Seven.


Billy Bounce.

The Greatest Entrance EVER.

Upside-down basketball shot.

Tardigrades Found in Parking Lot.

Ozzy Man reviews Live TV Fails [language warning].

The last flight of the Blue Angels’ F/A-18 Hornets.

What everyone needs right now: a cover of Fish Heads.

Colorized 1902 Footage of a ‘Flying Train’ Ride Through a German Town [via].

Time-lapse video of the US/Mexico Border Wall construction is pretty cool.

Type in the name of a favorite band to see others you might like.

You’ve probably eaten castoreum. It may simply be listed as “natural flavoring.” [h/t Paul Y.]

[Top image via text message, h/t Alan U.]


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Fimicolous Hot Links

Sunday, 25 October 2020

Haunted House“, Leon Redbone (1975) Album: On The Track.That’s a cover of Lonnie Johnson‘s “Blue Ghost Blues” (1927). When Redbone passed on, his website announced:

“It is with heavy hearts we announce that early this morning, May 30th, 2019, Leon Redbone crossed the delta for that beautiful shore at the age of 127.”

Ghosts.

Tübingen.

Chicken cozies.

Fun with heels.

Shoring failure.

Capybara sunset.

NASA booped Bennu.

This guy REALLY likes Friday.

Throwing cats in zero G [h/t lobo91].

Fun Facts To Know And Tell: The Japanese once disparaged Europeans as bata-kusai, or “butter stinkers.” [Source via here.]

[Top image found here.]


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Haruspicational Hot Links

Sunday, 18 October 2020

All Shook Up, Ry Cooder (1987) Album: Get Rhythm, Warner RecordsCooder took the 1957 Elvis classic and made it all sweaty ‘n’ swampy.

Cough it up.

Zinc ionophones.

Mr. Sunshine Lollipops.

Cool interactive 3D model.

Two full minutes of St. Bernards.

Janet Nguyen’s story. (Here’s her home page.)

Dental training robot creeps me right out [via].

“The people who are their own spiritual directors have fools for disciples.”  Saint Bernard of Clairvaux (1090 -1153 AD)

Just in time for Halloween: Candy corn (and candy carrots & candy green beans) that taste like the real thing.

[Top image from here. Screamin’ Jay Hawkins put a spell on you.]


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Humuhumunukunukuapua’a Hot Links

Sunday, 11 October 2020

Hapa Haole Hula Girl (My Honolulu Hula Girl), Alfred Apaka with Danny Stewart’s Hawaiians (1951) Decca Records“Alfred Aloha Apaka (1919–1960) was one of the influential performers in the history of Hawaii’s popular music. Although he recorded for less than a decade, Apaka set the standards for modern Hawaiian music with his joyful, baritone vocals and highly entertaining performances.” (BTW, “hapa haole” doesn’t translate to “Honolulu,” and is also a style of music.)

Schooled.

Dan Getkin.

THIS is disgusting.

A Handful of Phasmids.

NIce woodworking project.

Let’s Talk Dirty In Hawaiian.

NASA/NOAA prevented Global Cooling.

Binaural beats are considered auditory illusions.

This is the best game of hide-and-seek ever.” [via]

Kiddie board games imagined as horror flicks. [h/t Nate L.]

Escaping through a predator’s butt can be a lifesaver [via].

[Top image from here.]


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Umbelliferial Hot Links

Sunday, 27 September 2020

Lily Maebelle, The Valentines (1955) Rama Records.The Jimmy Wright Orchestra played on the Rama sessions.

Cat Snoring, Smoky (2010)Recorded live by Bunkarina in our living room.

ACK!

Secrets.

Kesämopo.

You can do it!

Joe’s bug sings.

September 21 2020.

Top 40 movie cars of all time.

The aftermath of Hurricane Michael.

Red Fox Skiuhushu accomplished a lot.

Dogs playing a game. Rules are a mystery.

From the Hoodagest Dept.: “Cilantro is found more frequently in the cuisine of the regions where fewer people dislike it.”

[Top image from here, and it does taste like soap.]


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[Status update: A Humble Request.]


Somewhat Apprehensive Hot Links

Sunday, 13 September 2020

Nola, “The Piano Artistry of Jonathan Edwards” (1957). Pianist, arranger, composer, and conductor Paul Weston was the husband of vocalist Jo Stafford. The talented duo performed for friends as a cheap lounge act and eventually recorded several albums as Jonathan & Darlene Edwards. They were awesome.

Felix Arndt recorded his composition Nola in 1916.

Big hair pair.

What’s in a rock.

NASA’s World View is cool.

LSI ADM31 Brochure 1978.

How To Stop Bulldog Farts.

Australian toilet paper holder [via].

The girl in this video was Liz Brewer.

3-piece chicken dinner (with reusable box).

History of Breathalyzers and Drunk Driving.

Folded Manfinally stood straight – after 28 years.

Hercules beetle vs. Hercules beetle bot [sound up].

“To me personally, detecting a gnawing gap […] is very exciting.”

Hurricane spaghetti models: you’re probably reading them wrong.

[Top image found here.]


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104° in the Hot Links

Sunday, 6 September 2020

Guarija Flute, Tito Puente (1961) GNP Crescendo Records.
Tito Puente was also called El Rey Del Timbal, and guarija is a cubano music style that traces to 18th century Spain.

The Tire.

The Crow.

The Baptism.

Cool your ferrets.

How storks keep cool.

Conical Kähler metrics.

It’s all about the Vespas.

Campaigning in Uganda.

The Greatest Entrance Ever.

Paul Harvey’s history lesson.

Jailed, freed, keyed and jailed.

Check out THIS recording label lineup.

Hurricane Laura got blown away [sound up].

Play-by-play: Steve Inman’s Top 5 (August 25 edition)

[Top .gif stolen from The Day The Earth Caught Fire trailer (1961).]


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Mostly Peaceful Hot Links

Sunday, 30 August 2020

Have A Good Time, Big Walter Horton, Cobra Records (1956)
Horton was also known as “Mumbles,” and “Shakey” because of his head motion while playing the harmonica.

Relentless.

Please. Let her go.

Cats and Dominos.

Good news on the WuFlu.

¡Mirale! ¡El Ladder Luchador! [via]

Best lipsynch of Little Richard I’ve seen.

House cat on a drilling rig with high seas.

How women think men use the bathroom.

Puppy ate one of the last woolly rhinos in existence.
[h/t Paul Y.]


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[Top image: Bunk as Flash Basbo Space Explorer, back from the Planet of the Mindgobblers.]


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